The Glamorous Life: A Novel

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One World/Ballantine, 2005 - Fiction - 293 pages
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The lure of Richmond, VA’s streets is too strong for Bambi, a good girl from the right side of the tracks, who fell in love with, Reggie, a young hustler. Her thug love not only corrupted her but blinded her with the bling and cash that come with living the glamorous life of a gangsta’s girl–until Reggie hit her with a low blow, crumbling her heart. From that day forward, Bambi vowed that whoever crossed her or anyone she loved would pay–usually in large bills.

With the street knowledge she gleaned from her ex as well as her own business savvy, Bambi builds a multimillion-dollar party planning empire. Along the way she runs across all kinds of dudes who try to run massive amounts of game, and ultimately she becomes a first-rate swindler and top-notch gamestress in her own right. Then she crosses paths with Lynx, a young drug dealer who sees more in Bambi than the gold digger she is rumored to be. He methodically penetrates her shield layer by layer until he captures her heart. But is she just setting herself up to be played once again?

The #1 bestselling author of A Hustler’s Wife and A Project Chick, Nikki Turner gives up the game that could never be sold, only told.

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User Review  - noblechicken - LibraryThing

Pretty straight forward playing the game type story. Lots of tossed in hip lingo, product placement, stereotypes, and crazy ass schemes fill this book up. Next thing you know, you are finished reading it! Not literary by any means but a fast paced urban read. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Called the Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Nikki Turner is the bestselling author of many novels, including Natural Born Hustler, Relapse, Ghetto Superstar, Black Widow, Forever a Hustler's Wife, and Riding Dirty on I-95. She is the editor of the short story series Street Chronicles, which includes Backstage, Tales from da Hood, Girls in the Game, and Christmas in the Hood. One World launched her street-lit book line, "Nikki Turner Presents," in Summer 2008, and it currently boasts such authors as Seven, Freeze, Styles P, and Dana Dane. Nikki Turner lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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